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after weeks of legal back and forth, the state's allowed to use a federal database to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. critics say this process targets poor and minority voters. but florida's governor says it's going to help improve the election process. john zarrella reporting from miami. >> reporter: for months state of florida wrangling with the federal government over access to a federal database. now this federal database has lists of people who are in the country legally but not eligible to vote. well, over the weekend, florida and the department of homeland security finally arrived at an agreement which will allow florida access to that database so that it can go through and look for people in the state who probably shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use tha
sanctions on syria. we will talk about what is ahead for u.s. policy on "washington journal." we will have the census bureau director with the numbers and manufacturing, trade, personal income, and home ownership. also the formal federal elections commissioner talks about why he opposes requiring independent campaign groups to disclose where they get their money. "washington journal," is live every morning on c-span at 7:00 eastern. >> rahm emanuel and ray lahood speak about infrastructure hon refunding this morning at the center for american progress in washington. you concede that live on c-span at 10:15 a.m.. at 12:10 eastern, mitt romney campaigns in new hampshire. that is also live on c-span. more road to the white house covers live on c-span at 6:00 p.m. with first lady michelle obama delivering a campaign speech in fredericksburg, virginia. >> this weekend, familiar cities, the harlem book fair, live coverage starts saturday at 12:30 eastern on the future of african-american publishing followed with a look at education at 2:00 and then cornell west examine the next presidential elec
to the u.s. as children and this administration refuses to take steps to check whether their claims are true or not. thdepartment of homeland security has gone out of its way to avoid the enforcement of immigration laws. the department policy of not enforcing will cause innocent americans their jobs. as secretary, you like all americans also must be concerned about the recent disclosure of national secrets. the methods of intelligence we used to protect security must be kept secret. when the secrets leak, american lives are threatened. recent damaging leaks include operational details of the bin laden raid, specifics about how we conduct cybersecurity, and information about drone strikes. because of these, enemies now know how we will hunt them, which will make it more difficult. o met security depends on our ability to keep secrets from those who would attack our homeland. when they become public knowledge, people and our -- people and our national petition -- interests are in jeopardy. the ability to keep secrets depends on identifying causes and put a stop to them. that is why i
. it required him to use up almost all of his political capital. he prevailed where no president had done before. he was right. he was right. he cut $100 billion from the federal debt over the next 10 years. he provided access to affordable health care to 30 million americans, 8 million black americans who would never have had insurance. [applause] this is a man, this is a president who has the character of his convictions. almost never since he has taken office, during this entire time, has the republican congress reached across the aisle to help. on the recovery act, which kept us from sliding further into depression, only three republican senators and not one house member voted for it. on the affordable care act, no republican in the senate and none in the house on the final vote. but it was not just on the big- signature issues, it was on the easy, obvious things where we got no cooperation. extending the payroll tax, only seven republicans initially voted for it. lilly ledbetter equal pay, three republicans voted for it in the house. when we attempted to raise the debt limit to maintain the
and discussion on defense appropriations. they will be coming in in just a minute. thank you for joining us today on "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] from government was there in the wee hours of the morning when we were doing our regular jobs at the same time working to start our business. small businesses operate in a world of bottom lines washington knows very little about. unlike washington, they don't have the luxury to deficit spend, print more money or profess as, quote, spending cuts, lower than anticipated growth. when the president claimed the american system allowed the askess to thrive, he made a dangerous -- allowed the success to thrive, he made a dangerous error. it does not permit them to drive. that language suggests government is a benefactor possessing the authority to give or take the blessings of open commerce as it sees fit. no, government does not allow you to thrive. government, when it operates in its constitutional capacity, does not object -- obstruct your thriving. ask
kidnapped in that area this year. elise labott has been following the developments for us from jordan. she joins us by phone. elise, what is different would you say about this kidnapping compared to the others that we've reported on before? >> reporter: well, randi, in the past a lot of these kidnappings were about money. a lot of them were trying to make a little extra money. what they would do is kidnap americans or other westerners for ransom. and a short period of time they were released. this time they have some very specific demands. they have some relatives detained recently in alexandra on drug charges and they want them released in exchange for releasing these americans. >> so will the state department, will anybody in the u.s. government negotiate with them? >> reporter: well, that's not really u.s. policy, randi, to negotiate with kidnappers or terrorists. and also this is about egyptian law. the egyptian authorities are working on this issue with trying to negotiate the release, not really clear whether they would let these relatives go. but the u.s. is really leaving it in the
. the bank says to us, who is going to -- what customer of ours in west texas is going to wade through 100 or even 20 pages? host: this is from one of our viewers. dodd-frank is typical of what happens when the private sector misbehaves. guest: that is true. regulation is reactive. it is like you are fighting the last war. whitneys' to happen is set of incentives so financial institutions and other entities have been sentenced to be responsive to customers rather than to bureaucrats that they know they can charm. host: you can send us a, on our twitter page, join the conversation. you can also email's. good morning come independent line. caller: i think he explained it good. this is relative to the corruption between wall street and washington. this has been all over the internet about things happening, nothing being done about it. you have all of these corruption scenarios going on. congress says, we did not see it. they do not see it until the taxpayers have to pay for it. host: thank you for the call. tony says, is it true dodd-frank has generated a fourth of 13,000 pages of regulation?
not keeping the burden on either one of you. for a lot of us, we're trying to figure out how can we be accountable. we do not want to blame somebody else. that doesn't cut it to our employers. >> we have to stop pointing fingers. these false debates do not move anything for. i met in the state, i will not name it, with a number of superintendents. i asked the employers, how many of the high-school graduates are ready to come and your place of work? they said, less than 50%. and the room got quiet. they had never -- these were all good hearted people in the same community. they had never talked. somehow, whenever you can do, whenever we can do to facilitate both skidding past educators running business, they do not get it. so much mutual self-interest, but they had never had a conversation. that is what we have to figure out. >> we're in the middle of doing that, region by region. bringing the largest employers with their educators. we are guilty of this as governors, but you talk about having -- we want to be as tight as we can on the standards and as loose on how we get there. i kn
in the war room, go get them joe. >> he wants you to show your papers, but he won't show us his. >> well, there it is in a nutshell. dems pound mitt romney on voter id and for refusing to release his tax returns. but not all is well on the democratic side of the campaign front. >> not just republicans voting to repeal obama care. we will find democrats. he is right. these depressedmen are among the democrats expected to bake ranks on tomorrow's health care vote. et tu larry? >> >>. >> if we have learned one thing from this, congress for the president to push through his agenda, he has to have a majority in both the house and the senate. he has to occupy the manhattan. he doesn't have a majority. it doesn't guarantee because there are democrats that are voting against their own party and joining with republicans when they do things like vote 33 times to repeal health care reform 33 times. tomorrow, congressmen are going to vote on repealing the health care reform law for the 33rd time. we all know it's all theater but some democrats seem to be playing the
it is worth the effort. when you think congress should go from here? you can also catch up with us on all of your favorite social media sites on twitter, fiscal -- facebook andy can you tell us at journal.cspan.org. some reaction already coming in on facebook on the health care repeal. one person writes it is a typical gop tactic. another person wrote, they did the right thing. he doesn't call. we want to hear your thoughts on the subject. we will be talking about it for the first 35 minutes. first, we want to talk about mitt romney who addressed the national association for the advancement of colored people. we will discuss governor romney's speech. colorado was governor romney received by the crowds ha? -- how was governor romney received by the crowd? . caller: - - guest: he made some statements he knew would not be received well in the room. he said he would be appealed in federal health-care law. -- repeal the federal health- care law. the booing was only a few seconds in a 22 minute speech. host: how has the romney campaign is on the? guest: i spoke with one of his senior advisers.
around and they looked look like us and they open their mouths and they say bar, r., bar. what are they? and of course one thing that happened was they began to be enslaved and in some cases coercively converted until victoria denounced it as a parable of crime. inasmuch as he is a person every indian has free will and consequently is the master of his actions come his dominion. every man has the right to his own life and physical and mental integrity. another great -- also associated is the forerunner of libertarian thinking, who devoted his life to defending the indians against this brutal, horrific enslavement. he has come to the americas as a young adventurer alleged to have seen christopher columbus sailed off to america when he was a boy. and imagine the excitement to go to this new world. what he saw there shocked him, and he was converted by a traveling priest, who explained what was happening here. the brutality, the exploitation, the cruelty visited on these people and he wrote a book called the devastation of the indians, a horrific re. he talks about human beings hunted from
why this is a particularly exciting project for geeks like us. [laughter] you're not include inside that, jeremy. jeremy's the cool reporter person, the rest of us are the political science nerds up here. >> actually, at brookings we consider geek a positive word. [laughter] >> lynn was sort of talking about florida. listen, the fact of the matter is, this is -- it is phenomenally difficult to measure with precision what the effect of advertising is. and the person who bought george w. bush's ads in 2000 always used to say with a big smile on his face that it was the most efficient ad buy in history in florida. he didn't waste a single dollar on florida. now, obviously, with a big smile on his face and joking. what he meant was a little too close for comfort for the bush people, but if you're looking at it as a complete economic efficiency, they didn't waste any money in florida because they won by 530 votes, whatever it was. anything they would have spent more than that would be a waste. but they, obviously, don't think like that. they're obviously not trying to get efficiency in t
not my opinion, regulatory system is a kenard used by republicans to pursue an agenda supported by the business community year in and year out. nornede, it's a case of political opportumism. that's his opinion. not mine. my concern is if you ask economists on whether or not legislation -- many pieces of legislation that we baffed called jobs bills -- the gentleman has pointed that out -- economists say in the short term which is really what we need to do, we need to do in the short term and the long term is not going to create jobs. . this week we haven't done anything to create jobs. might i ask the gentleman, i didn't see it next week, do we expect the 32nd or 33rd vote on repealing the affordable care act either next week or week after or week after that? as the gentleman knows, c.b.s. opines we spent some 80 hours on that issue with whatever cost is attendant to that, do we -- you can answer both questions, i suppose, but certainly i would be interested and members would be interested to know whether or not we are going to have another vote on repealing the affordable care a
also find us online at twitter. we can share that on the air. you can also join the conversation on facebook by looking for c-span or e-mail us. host: here's our question for you this morning. what do you think of president obama's decision to push for a one-year extension of middle class tax cuts? here's the associated press reporting. the president is launching a push to extend tax cuts to the middle class as he seeks to shift the election year economic debate away from the dismal jobs market and toward the issue of tax fairness. obama in an address from the white house today will call on congress to pass a one-year of tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 a year. that's according to a senior administration official. the president's appeal to the middle class voters is aimed at drawing a contrast with republican rival mitt romney and congressional republicans. the house g.o.p. is expected to make its own push this month for an extension of all the bush era tax cuts due to expire at the end of the year, including on wealthier income earners. the president opposes extendi
. one congressman behind the investigation joins us live on that. >>> olympic records smash in seconds. 16-year-old chinese swimmer turning heads and raising questions. we'll tell you why. >>> beachgoers right here at home look on in horror. a big fin in the water, a swimmer in the hospital, the latest on a frightening shark attack off the coast of the united states. it is all new, it's all live. it's "happening now." jenna: but first our top story. some new findings in the "fast and furious" investigation. we're glad you're with us on this tuesday. i'm jenna lee. rick: i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. singling out five members of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms to blame for the botched gun-walking operation. as fox news uncovers explosive information that the atf initially tried to hide crucial information from the mexican government, specifically about two fast and furious firearms found where the brother of a mexican state attorney general was killed. weapons from the botched gun-walking sting also ended up at other crime scenes including the deadly shooting of a u.s.
country. we'll have special panel as well. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. thanks for all the people here in stockton. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: this is the fox report a day of highs and lows for the american swimmer michael phelps. key break the all-time record for olympic medals? now we know. plus, congressional republicans with a new report on the fast and furious gun sting scandal. >> shepard: the report name names and issues blamed. singling out a handful of officials for the gun sting's failures. tonight, the accusations and the fallout from fast and furious. was this swimmer's performance too good to be true? the chinese say there was no cheating here and now olympic officials are responding. plus, a teenager thrown in jail after allegedly tweeting threats to this olympic diver. and a 12-year-old girl was in the car with her grandfather when he had a heart attack. >> i panicked and i started screaming. >> but then she had to save her own life. tonight, a child's bravery at 80 miles per hour. >> shepard: but
" and bill crystal and those in the very conservative columns are saying give us a plan. because you cannot expect the voters will reject one and go for another if they don't have any idea you're trying to lead them. >> karen, what has this man been doing for eight rear years? i understand he has great ambitions and it's right to want to seek great things, but where's the content? >> that's a great question. somehow, i guess he thought he wouldn't need content and they've been focused on playing a shell game with his taxes and with his money, so that we don't really know what's going on. he's got, you know, that seems more of how they've spent their time. i wanted to add something to what catherine was just saying. part of what's so important about this bus trip, so romney doesn't have answers and if you're sitting in ohio and you see attack ads on the president, but you see president obama there in your county or city talking about what he's done, what he would do, defining the choice and then you just hear romney attacking that, i mean, that's very powerful and that is a very important wa
seen. i never saw any other case that resembled us in terms of the rule of law in the way it scrambled around priorities and the speed that they sold the company and distributed the assets. >> bubbled what role did the auto tax course administration play in the negotiations between the g8 and the uaw? >> i think the role that we played with the same that we played with most of the issues, which is to say that general motors, we defer to them in terms of their business judgment. about how to handle a particular matter, and i can see a negotiation would fall into that category. but we reviewed that decision to see if we agreed on that. >> do they have a fair amount of leverage? >> i think they had a fair amount. >> do think that they would've derailed the deal over the salaries of a few? >> i cannot speculate. >> i think our judgment at the time was correct. >> i think everyone in the case who had leverage exerted that leverage the uaw is no different than any other participant. >> do they think they would've derailed the negotiations? >> i truly don't know. >> but would you -- you would
. ladies and gentlemen, madam chair, as we used to say that in the senate, to excuse a point of personal privilege, where is delaware? hey, delaware! i'm a lifetime member of the naacp. [applause] there is that old expression. you go home with those that brang you to the dance. they brung me to the dance. i was educated, and i went to the battle with mouse. hey, mouse, how are you doing, man? mouse and i go back a long way. to the days when i waw a public offender. mouse got my back a bunch of times. it is so good to be with you all. i want to thank you all for your leadership and for your friendship, and, again, personally, for your loyalty. it is not an exaggeration. were it not for the leadership of the naacp, the men and women who educated me when we would sit over in reverend wright's churches -- remember, mouse, those days? i learned so much and i owe so much. ladies and gentlemen, this is not about me. this is about another office. this is about the presidency. this is about -- [applause] more than any other office in the land, the presidency is about character, the character of y
the jerusalem western wall. carl cameron is traveling with the governor and joins us live from jerusalem. good morning. >> hi, eric. while governor romney was at the wall with his wife. both of them were greeted by a throng of folks there. lots of shouts of approval and encouragement. for mr. romney, there is a foreign policy component to this. the former massachusetts governor is burnishing his foreign policy and international affairs credentials, in order to compete with the incumbent president. this is customary for candidates. mr. romney started his morning with a meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, amid reports that the white house had had talks with the israeli leaders and suggested contingency plans to go after iran and take out its nuclear weapons capability should they take it much further, if negotiations and talks were unavailable to change the course in tehran. mr. romney was clear in standing with benjamin netanyahu that he will take some cues from israel and is prepared to support the jewish state, should they decide to take military action on their own, in or
his comments out of context. trying to make him look bad. is he now back in the u.s. and on to the domestic campaign. shep. >> did the governor say he is concerned with the flap with the palestinians could hurt him if he becomes president? >> he did. as we were talking after the interview he said that it's the kind of thing that should he become president really make it difficult for him to help negotiate long-term peace in a two-state solution with the palestinians because of their hostility. what he said was that culture can actually determine outcomes and the comparison was the israeli economy to the palestinian economy. they were very upset. here is how he explained it. >> did not speak about the palestinian culture or the decisions made in their economy. that's an interesting topic that perhaps can deserve scholarly analysis. but i actually didn't address that instead, i will point out that the choice is a society makes has a profound impact on the economy and the vitality of that society. >> i know, i know. >> shepard: we all know now. >> and so mr. romney's pl
top people inside the department of justice alcohol tobacco and firearms and the u.s. attorney's office being sloppy, irresponsible and dishonest. accusing ken melson in the loop as disinterested atf director. that assistant director bill hoover being derelict in his duties, bill newell giving false testimony to congress. field operations mark chait, failing to supervise and bill newell doing something wrong and illegal. newell said he was not to blame. he was only following orders from the u.s. attorney's office but this report says that is not accurate. that the atf knew better but went along because it wanted make a big slash and establish a link between u.s. gun stores and mexican violence. rick. rick: what about the links to that violence in mexico, what do we hear about that in the report, william? >> reporter: it shows there was callous indifference or disregard to the casualties in mexico. in two members most as "fast and furious" guns were showing up at crime scenes in mexico, u.s. attorney, dennis berg says, i'm quoting, wow, frikin' a, those are already across the bo
of a shootout on the u.s. side of the border that resulted in the death of a border patrol agent, brian terry. we will have much more, bill, coming up later in the show. >>> but right now some brand new reaction this morning from governor mitt romney as he wraps up his whirlwind, three-nation overseas tour today. the republican presidential candidate making a final stop in poland. that is where he stressed the friendship between washington and warsaw. listen. >> on behalf of my countrymen, i express deep appreciation for your willingness to fight with us, to stand with us, and to be our friends and in times of crisis and military conflict. heather: chief political correspondent carl cameron is live in the polish capital. that is where he had a chance to sit down with the presidential candidate earlier this morning. carl, you asked him to clarify a few points. what did he have to say? >> reporter: there has been this report that he offended palestinians the day before yesterday, excuse me, yesterday in jerusalem before coming here to poland before coming to a fund-raiser with jewish-american v
't need a special council. we're going to have a couple of u.s. attorneys, one from d.c. and one from maryland, they're going to investigate which some say is political. clearly they work for the attorney general that works for the president. anyway, we'll play you -- we'll give you both the quotation. here first is senator feinstein on monday essentially taking aim at the white house for spilling the political beans, the secret beans. >> i think the white house has to understand that some of this is coming from its ranks. i don't know specifically where. but they're, i think, they have to begin to understand that and do something about it. >> and then up next, she again another statement just yesterday and we have this one for you, too. i stated that i did not believe the president leaked classified information. i shouldn't have speculated beyond that because of the fact of the matter is i don't know the source of the leaks. but, you know, this really brings up the issue of transparency as well which is something that the obama administration has promised from day one and if you'll
. joining us now, jared bernstein, former chief economic adviser to vice president biden, and msnbc contributor. jared, good to see you as always. >> great to see you and great to listen to you. >> tell me if i have it wrong. you're a smart guy. you know how to read this stuff. you've read all of the plans many times. you know the obama administration's policies well. are -- and the bush administration's, for that matter. are there major differences between the bush agenda and philosophy and what mitt romney's proposed here? >> no, if anything, governor romney doubles down. on many of the measures you mentioned. it was interesting, you said one thing that's different is rep l repealing dodd-frank. that's deregulation, right, that's the hair of the dog that bit you, and the amnesia that's setting in vis-a-vis financial markets, by the way, actually, i was struck by sandy weill saying all that stuff that he was partially responsible for, it didn't work, so even some people in the banking sector, greenspan recognized it, so this deregulatory trickle down agenda, i thought it was germa
is not a hero. duckworth lost both legs fighting in iraq and joins us tonight. and how many times did joe walsh say ashley? stick around for the sideshow. robert reich was the secretary during the clinton administration and jared bernstein served with vice president biden. mr. secretary, let me start with you before we get to the politics of it. explain to me the substance. what's going on? what does it mean in the big picture? >> essentially, michael, job growth has stalled. 8.2% unemployment. same as last month, but we also would see that 80,000 jobs were created in june. the average monthly job growth of the last three months has been about 75,000 jobs. a substantial decline from the job numbers we saw in january, february and march. now, it's a similar to a slowdown we have seen in previous years. the hope obviously is that we get more job growth later in the year. it's hard to make good news out of today's job numbers. >> mr. bernstein, where is it headed? i think we're aware of the statistics that since world war ii, no president's been re-elected when the rate has north of 7.4%. is it li
it up for today. we'll see you back here tomorrow. happy birthday. happy birthday from us to you as well. there are brand new developments on "operation fast and furious". fox news obtaining a report that names names and places blame. good morning, everybody. we get our first look at that i'm bill hemmer. welcome here. martha is on vaca. how are you doing? heather: nice to be back. i'm heather childers in for martha maccallum. investigators point to five key figures from the bureau of alcohol firearms and explosives including acting director, ken melson. bill: that was specialed to track weapons and stop a crime wave. instead many of the guns would end up lost and end up on both sides of the border. the report says the operation was quote, marched by missteps, poor judgment and inherently recollectionless strategy. william la jeunesse is on the story in l.a. what else is in the. >> reporter: report the report has 10,000 documents most obtained under subpoena. paints poor oversight, sloppily significant tiff work and lying. saying director ken melson that he failed to supervise. assistant
provision, right? what they wanted was a state in which with eused incentives here and there. where we used the tax code and penalized and incentivized. that's what's become the mainstream of democratic policy as well. using the tax code, using insentives and penalties and now they're turning around as if this is some ridiculous notion. this is the model they created. >> you're distracting many e. i'm just reading about the tax reform act. it's one of my favorites. >> this thing, by the way, if you can work your way through what romney actually said, it's kind of sort of true in a constitutional way. we have 51 constitutions in this country. 50 state constitutions, one, you know, federal. and some of these state tunes like massachusetts provide in the constitution very broad power for the state legislation to enact things in the general welfare and they don't need the massachusetts constitutional power to tax to ground it, or they don't even have a commerce clause, obviously. and so, i mean, there's a law school class in which there's a point to be made. he's trying to make. but i an, you c
're with us everybody. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. the concerns coming out with the release of the new gdp numbers. our commerce department says the economy grew at annual rate of 1.5% from april to june. americans spending at their slowest pace in a year. economists say growth at or below 2% is not enough to lower the unemployment rate. they do not expect growth to pick up much in the second half of the year either. let's talk about it with karl rove, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush. he is also a fox news contributor. karl, what do you make of these numbers? >> well not good, not good for the country and not good politically for the president. here's a look, jon, if you will, you remember the growth here, number in the second quarter is 1.5%. for the year it is estimated to be 2% though i suspect a lot of people will be lowering their estimates now that we've had 1.5% in the second quarter and 2% in the first quarter. but here's what looked like in previous reelections. when president bush ran for re-election it was 2.6% in the second quarte
went from roughly, i think 6.2% now to 8.2%. and remember, he promised us we would be far more better shape than we are today. january 10 of 2009, if you want to know exactly what will happen when the stimulus bill passes take a look at the report prepared by the head of his council of economic advisors. it forecast unemployment would be 6% today. last year the administration forecast for economic growth this year was 4%. that is twice the rate that at best we're going to hit this year. no wonder, joe bide, actually captures reality of it recently when he got off message and said, quote, for millions of americans americans this is a depression. it ain't working. jon: you have to hand it to the white house for looking at the silver lining for these numbers. here is a statement from alan krueger, the current chairman of the council of economic voors advisors. he says in part, the economy moves in the right direction additional growth is needed to replace the jobs lost in the deep recession that began and the end of 2007. there is never an opportunity lost to remind us that all of this s
heroes, the men and women who served us, it's the last thing they talk about. >> look, it's bad enough to hear this nonsense. but to have no leadership step up to denounce it is just as bad. yes, we've all said things. but we've had to stand up and say they're wrong. and wrong makes you a real leader if you can call it like it is. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> numbers game. let's play "hardball." >>> i'm michael smerconish in for chris matthews. leading off tonight, spin cycle. it's become a monthly ritual. weaker than expected numbers come out. mitt romney says president obama is failing. the president says he's making progress and so it was today when we learned that only 80,000 jobs were created last month and the unemployment rate held firm at 8.2%. how's it going to play in november? that's our top story. despite the weak jobs numbers, republicans are nervous that mitt romney is kicking away a winnable election. it began with a tweet from rupert murdoch and is spreading throughout his media empire. and now a lot of conservatives are saying
crucial races. "newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining us. happy monday to you. i'm carol costello. we begin in poland this morning where just a few minutes ago mitt romney arrived on the third and final leg of his overseas trip. but it's his tough talk on iran that's still getting a lot of attention. romney says no option should be taken off the table to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >> we must not delude ourselves into thinking containment is an option. we must lead the effort to prevent iran from building and possessing nuclear weapons capability. we should employ any and all measures to dissuade the regime from its nuclear course. and it is our fervent hope that diplomatic and economic measures will do so. in the final analysis of course no option should be excluded. we recognize israel's right to defend itself and that it is right for america to stand with you. >> good morning. what's on the table for romney today? >> reporter: well, he's in poland. he's going to be visiting with the polish prime minister today, but while here
of the worse mass shootings in u.s. history. we'll have all that covered for you. >> governor mitt romney in the thick of an overseas visit. what he is saying about israel's right to defend hit self and iran's nuclear capabilities jenna: what is behind the decision to make bill clinton the headline act. it is all "happening now." rick: we begin with a bit of a fox news alert. court action just minutes from now in the colorado movie massacre case. glad you're with us everybody, i'm rick folbaum in for jon. jenna: nice to have you with us rick. i'm jenna lee. we're half an hour away where suspected mass murderer james holmes will hear the formal charges which the rampage killed 12 and lefts to's it of dozen dozen of others injured. holmes had the dyed reddish orange hair. he seemed dazed. this time around we'll not get a look at him because the judge banned cameras inside the courtroom. the judge issuing a gag order in the case. defense attorneys say it has been repeatedly violated pointing to recent leaks to the media and they will likely bring that up as an issue in today's hearing. alici
for us this morning. >>> prepare candidates, by the way, have promised to move the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. neither george w. bush nor bill clinton followed through but in this exclusive interview mitt romney tells our wolf blitzer he will make that happen if he's elected. >> reporter: do you consider jerusalem to be the capital of israel? >> yes, of course. a nation has the compass itty to choose its own capital city and jerusalem is israel's capital. >> reporter: if you become president of the united states would you move the u.s. embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem? >> i think it's long been the policy of our country to have our embassy in the nation's capital, jerusalem. the decision to actually make the move is one, if i were president, i would want to take in consultation with the lead r leadership of the government which exists at that time. so i would follow the same policy we have in the past, our embassy would be in the capital but the timing of that is something i would want to work out with the xwoft. >> reporter: with the government of israel? >> with the governme
. it will be a little longer than the first time that we had a court appearance by james holmes. tell us a little bit some of the other hearing matters that could come up. >> reporter: yes. judge william sylvester also has to make some ruling on a couple more motions. one is a motion by the defense regarding a package it said that in court documents that james holmes sent to his psychiatrist, dr. lynn fenton. the defense argued this package contained privileged information between patient and doctor and wants it turned over immediately. it accused the government leaking manufacturing to the media. 20 media organizations including fox news have a motion with the judge as well there is to unseal certain document in the case and the publics that legitimate interest knowing what action taken by a number of officials in the case. things get underway in the arapahoe court in a few minutes. back to you guys. jenna: alicia, thank you. rick: on to politics now and governor mitt romney wrapping up his high-profile three-nation tour in poland today. the republican presidential candidate is spending the last 36
we spend in this economy overall, that is trending much lower. confirming a sharp downtrend for the u.s. economy. martha: yeah. i see that mitt romney is about to make some statement on the gdp from his travels in london right now. we're going to get a market reaction here as well. the markets responded fairly well out of news on europe. what will they think of this both on the political front and wall street front, stuart? >> it is not as bad a report as some were expecting. on the other hand it is not so bad that ben bernanke will be tempted to chuck some money into the economy immediately. kind of a mixed bag for wall street. but for president obama, there is an outstanding question here, with the economy trending down so much, this bare 1 1/2% growth rate, will he stick with the policy raising taxes in the new year? regardless of the outcome of the election will it be the official policy of the democrats and this administration to raise taxes in a economy slowing dramatically and where the unemployment rate is not like to go below 8% this year? martha: you wonder what the argument w
of consecutive loss and that's what put us into the actual official recessionary status. by 2010 you had green arrows there up 2.4%, which looks like it heads toward a more healthy situation. remember for more context here, if you're in a really, healthy booming economy you're at 5, 6, even 7% growth which is what you usually see when you're starting it bounce out of a recessionary period. that's not what we're seeing here. back in 2007, take a look, 1.9%, in terms of real gdp growth. in 2004 woe were down at 3.5%. 05, 3.1%, and you can take a look how this chart has shaped up. and the number we got this morning, 1.5% growth, it is not a recessionary number as some people have been anticipating but it is not a lot of positive growth on the upside. we'll get one more number in october when we look at the next quarter gdp growth. that will come in right before the election period. rick? rick: switching gears for a minute let's talk about violent storms that caused serious damage in the northeast. check out this video of a transformer exploding behind a house in stony point new york. look at this
, the republican party's economic policy thinking is at the moment in shambles. joining us now, jared bernstein, former chief economic adviser to vice president biden, now a senior fellow on budget and policies and an msnbc contributor. jared, good to see you as always. >> great to see you and great to listen to you. >> first off, tell me, you're a smart guy, you know how to read this stuff. you've read the plans many times, you know the obama administration's policies very well, and the bush administration's, for that matter. are there major differences between the bush economic agenda and philosophy and what mitt romney's proposed here? >> no, if anything, governor romney doubles down on many of the measures you mentioned. you know, it was interesting, at the end of your discussion, you just said, well, one thing that's different is repealing dodd/frank. that's deregulation, right? that's the hair of the dog that bit you. and the amnesia that's setting in vis-a-vis financial markets -- by the way, i was struck by sandy weill yesterday, former ceo of citigroup, saying, no, actually, all that s
to the people in the room. but then when he used the phrase repeal obama care, not repeal the aca or, you know, repeal the health care bill, but repeal obama care -- >> very deliberate. >> -- it became clear he was sending a signal somewhere else. that's disappointing. he missed a real opportunity to build a bridge here. hay could have taken the 5% of his speech which is all that it was and replaced it with a bridge. he could, for instance, have talked about how newt gingrich, grover norquist with the naacp this time last year and announced their support for our smart on crime push to reform criminal justice systems across the country, it has been embraced one way or the other by republican governors from rick perry to mr. diehl down in georgia, various aspects of it. how there is common ground. he didn't do that. >> if he hadn't referenced health care and i get the semantic issue you raised and i think it's legitimate, wouldn't we be sitting here right now saying ah-ha. didn't go anywhere near the affordable health care act. >> folks know you have 20 minutes and you are only going talk about
>> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >>> this morning we'll discuss the president's efforts to define his opponent. again the hot topic is mitt romney's tenure at bain capital. is his private sector experience his greatest strength or now a political weakness? with conflicting reports about exactly when romney left the company, the campaign's traded attacks about whether he was there when the firm began to outsource jobs, and whether romney was dishonest about his tenure. >> i think the times in the past are beneath the dignity of the presidency. i think the president needs to rein in his campaign and start talking about the real issues people care about. which relate to our economy. >> a new pretty negative turn in the campaign. so can romney clear the air about his bain record? we'll have more information about his personal finances and investment accounts and in the end is this what voters care about? with us senior adviser to the romney campaign, ed gillespie. then, the tax fight for the fall. will rates go up? and for whom? the president sets up
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